By George M. Marsden, Kenneth P. Minkema, David D. Hall, Avihu Zakai, Wilson H. Kimnach, Harry S. Stout, E. Brooks Holifield, Stephen H. Daniel, Rachel M. Wheeler, Stephen J. Stein
Lengthy famous as 'America's theologian', Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) is visible as instrumental within the nice Awakening of the 1740s that gripped a lot of recent England and that laid the basis for an American Protestant spiritual id. This Cambridge significant other deals a normal, complete advent to Jonathan Edwards and examines his lifestyles and works from numerous disciplinary views together with background, literature, theology, spiritual reviews, and philosophy. The ebook includes seventeen chapters written through major non secular students, historians and literary critics on Edwards' existence, paintings, and legacy. The spouse may be a useful reduction to lecturers and students and may be imminently available to these simply encountering Edwards for the 1st time.
By Frederick W. Norris
Gregory Nazianzen's Theological Orations, real classics, display not just the educational and religion in their writer, but in addition his quarrels with Neo-Arians, Pneumatomachians, pagans, and different competitors at Constantinople within the past due fourth century C.E. This quantity is split into 3 components. the 1st deals a survey of Gregory's lifestyles and works, his orientation as a philosophical rhetorician, an summary of his theology, the suitable perspectives of his significant rivals, and the manuscript culture of those orations. the second one is a remark that concentrates at the context and move of his arguments approximately paideia and theology. The 3rd is a brand new English translation, the 1st whole one, that conjures up the logical and rhetorical energy of Nazianzen and during its Biblical citations exhibits the significance of scripture within the debates.
By Jeffrey A. Trumbower
Christianity is a faith of salvation within which believers have consistently expected autopsy bliss for the devoted and non-salvation for others. right here, Trumbower examines how and why demise got here to be perceived as this sort of enterprise boundary of salvation. examining exceptions to this precept from historic Christianity, he reveals that the main itself was once gradual to strengthen and never universally approved within the Christian movement's first 400 years. in reality, in simple terms within the West used to be this precept definitively articulated, due largely to the paintings and impression of Augustine.
By Anders-Christian Jacobsen, Jörg Ulrich
The amount offers with the writings and the theology of the nice Greek apologists of the 3rd and fourth centuries. Its goal is to spot the variations and similarities among them. it may be asserted that there's a Christian-apologetic line of culture from Origen to Eusebius, and extra to Athanasius, and that this has a specific theological and literary profile.
Der Band zielt darauf ab, die Texte und die Theologie der großen griechischsprachigen Apologeten des dritten und vierten Jahrhunderts in ihrer Unterschiedenheit und in ihren Gemeinsamkeiten wahrzunehmen. Die Aufsätze zeigen, dass guy eine christlich-apologetische Traditionslinie von Origenes über Eusebius zu Athanasius ziehen und wie guy diese auch inhaltlich profilieren kann.
By Frances Young, Lewis Ayres, Andrew Louth
The output of Christian literature among c.100 and c.400 represents some of the most influential sessions of textual oeuvres in any faith. Written often in Greek, Latin and Syriac, it emanated from all components of the early Christian international and helped expand its limitations. This background deals a scientific account of that literature and its environment. The paintings of person writers is taken into account along 3 normal essays that survey the social, cultural and doctrinal context in which Christian literature arose.
By Rebecca Moore
Women in Christian Traditions offers a concise and available exam of the jobs ladies have performed within the development and perform of Christian traditions, revealing the big debt that this significant international faith owes to its lady fans. It recovers forgotten and obscured moments in church historical past to aid us to achieve a richer and fuller knowing of Christianity.
This textual content offers an summary of the full sweep of Christian heritage during the lens of feminist scholarship. but it additionally departs from many of the assumptions of that scholarship, elevating questions that problem our pondering how girls have formed ideals and practices in the course of thousand years of church heritage. Did the emphasis on virginity within the early church empower Christian girls? Did the emphasis on marriage throughout the Reformations of the 16th century enhance their prestige? those questions and others have very important implications for ladies in Christianity particularly, and for girls in faith as a rule, seeing that they visit the guts of the human condition.
This paintings examines topics, pursuits, and occasions of their ancient contexts and locates churchwomen in the broader advancements which were pivotal within the evolution of Christianity. From the earliest disciples to the most recent theologians, from the missionaries to the martyrs, girls were instrumental in preserving the religion alive. Women in Christian Traditions shows how they did so.
By Chad Hartsock
The traditional international usually concept by way of physiognomics - the concept personality should be discerned via learning outward, actual beneficial properties. That actual descriptions hold ethical freight in characterization has been principally neglected in glossy biblical scholarship, and this examine brings that to the vanguard. in particular, it is a research of 1 specific actual marker-blindness. once we examine Greco-Roman literature, a type of literary topos starts off to emerge, a suite of assumptions that old audiences would routinely make while encountering blind characters. "Luke-Acts" uses any such topos in a manner that turns into programmatic, serving as a type of interpretive key to Luke-Acts that's ordinarily ignored in sleek scholarship.
By Volker Henning Drecoll
Initially provided because the author's thesis (doctoral)--Evangelisch-Theologische Fakulteat der Westfealischen Wilhelms-Universiteat in Meunster, 1995.
By Daniel Patte
The Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity is an authoritative reference advisor that allows collage and seminary scholars, their academics, and Christian clergy to mirror significantly upon all points of Christianity from its origins to the current day. Written by way of a workforce of 800 students and practitioners from world wide, the quantity displays the plurality of Christianity all through its background. Key positive aspects of The Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity: *Offers a presentation of the Christian ideals and practices of all significant Christian traditions in every one continents and every kingdom *Highlights the several understandings of Christian ideals and practices in several historic, cultural, spiritual, denominational, and secular contexts *Includes entries on technique and the plurality of techniques which are utilized in the examine of Christianity *Combines a number of ways -- - together with anthropological, cultural experiences, ecumenical, and interfaith -- - to every Christian culture *Respects each one Christian culture, in the course of the self-presentation of Christianity in each one kingdom or Christian culture *Includes clusters of entries on ideals and practices, every one providing the certainty of a given Christian trust or perform in several ancient and modern contexts *Demonstrates the connection and interplay of Christianity with different non secular traditions in a number of components of the realm *Provides an entire bibliography on all subject matters coated within the quantity